MELBOURNE – Despite the South Africa netball team leading at every break against England in their final Quad Series game, the English Roses beat the Proteas 45-42 in Melbourne on Sunday.
South Africa at halftime were leading England by seven goals 27-20.
In the final quarter it was game on and both teams were level at 41-41 with four minutes left on the clock. England then took the lead for the first time since the first quarter and finally beat South Africa 45-42.
The Proteas’ shooting average was 79 percent compared to the 85 percent of England.
SA skipper Bongi Msomi said despite the loss she was pleased with her team’s efforts.